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lmarin20
02-10-2010, 10:19 AM
Postdoctoral Research Fellowship opportunity in Movement Science,
Psychology or
Neuroscience

The University of Montpellier I (France) is seeking applicants for a
post doctoral fellowship to work on a research project investigating
social motor coordination in mental illness and robot design. The
pluridisciplinary project based on a Agence Nationale De La Recherche
grant is in collaboration with researchers at the University
Montpellier, University of the Mediterranean, University-Hospital of
Montpellier (partners in south of France) and the College of the Holy
Cross (partner in the USA). The postdoctoral fellow will be involved
in experiments investigating interpersonal limb and postural
coordination in healthy and in mentally ill patients (schizophrenics
and social phobics) as well as motor coordination between humans and
robots. The planned experiments will also investigate the perceptual
constraints on social coordination using eye trackers as well as its
concomitant brain mechanisms using neuroimagery methods.

Applicants who have earned a Ph.D. in Movement Science, Psychology or
Neuroscience should have a background in experimental methods and
time-series analyses as well as an expertise in Matlab programming.
Familiarity with quantitative modeling techniques and nonlinear
dynamic time series analyses is also desirable. The 12 months
position, which is renewable once, will begin in September/October 2010.

Please send a curriculum vita with a cover letter and two letters of
recommendation before May 31, 2010 to Dr. Ludovic Marin, Université
Montpellier 1, Motor Efficiency and Deficiency Laboratory, 700 Avenue
du Pic Saint Loup, 34090 Montpellier France
(ludovic.marin@univ-montp1.fr).